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from San Francisco, California
5 STARS FOR TRAIN 1 STAR FOR HALL AND OATES
Oracle Venue, Oakland, Ca They were terrible, Daryl Hall was the worst. The songs were not many and way overplayed. The sound was absolutely terrible. We were in the front rows and the lack of joy and energy was sleep inducing. Daryl let the musicians jam on endlessly, ( but not John Oates, whom he did not acknowledge or look at even one time!!,) Bottom line, they totally lost the very hyped up and enthusiastic audience Train left them with. We left before the finale and so did half the audience. People were bored and talking during the show because it was dull. The sound was the worst. Muddled and too much bass. They barely played any of their hits, and the ones they did were unrecognizable. Actually every thing sounded the same. Total disappointment. Train was amazing! They saved the night. I felt like I got my money's worth because of Train, and I was not there for them. Thank you Pat and your band for putting on an amazing show. It was high energy, great music and FUN.
Elizabeth from Orlando, Florida
Loved Kandace Springs, Train, and Hall &Oates. They are were wonderful. Loved all the songs. They all rocked the house!!!
Cathy Ann from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
FT. LAUDERDALE - HALL & OATS - TRAIN
Yes I will agree that Daryl can't hit the notes like he use to but Daryl & John are living legends and I didn't expect them to sing like they did 40 years ago. They still have more soul than most! I really liked the films they were showing during the intermission of the shows Daryl films at his house. That was awesome seeing all the different musicians and how they work together! Train was awesome, great musicians and Pat is so personable & entertaining!
Mario Z from Fort Myers Beach, FL
Overall just a great show at 71 Hall can still jam!! The saxophonist was spot on and Oates voice was soulful and in tune...The show felt like a soul jam session Train was awesome!! I loved the show!!!!
Jim Williamson from Cleveland, Ohio
LIVE FROM DARRYL'S SECOND HOME CLEVELAND
What a great performance, just what I hoped for. Last year Hall and Oats came to Cleveland and played a great studio performance of all their hits. This year we get them rocking out. Train was there usual intertaining high enegery. The two were a perfect mix. Pat Monahan voice was inconstant at times but his enegery made up for it. Daryl might be having trouble with the high notes but at 71 was very good at sticking to a lower range. More like a live from Daryl's house but great. The friction between Hall and Oats was made up with the respect between Dayrl and Pat For those who left early, please don't buy a ticket next time and maybe they will play a smaller hall and it will be even better. 👍👍👍👍
Stuart Davis from Nebraska
HALL & OATES DIDN'T DISAPPOINT; TRAIN STAYED ON TRACK
At Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on August 7, I was a little worried during the first two songs, as it seemed Darrel Hall's voice was tired, but then he hit his stride. When he moved to the piano for "Sarah Smile," he brought down the house. Strong finish with a wonderful encore wrapped up a great evening. Collaboration with Train's lead singer was a highlight. Train was great, but the microphone for the vocals could have been turned up more, as the sound mix was off all evening. Kandace Springs has pipes, as well.
Terri from Portland, Oregon
TRAIN WAS FANTASTIC
I would get tickets to see Train again in heartbeat. Went in loving Train, came away an even bigger fan!!!!! Hall and Oats felt like a Daryl Hall Show, not impressed. And the band was so loud the when it was a John Oats song you couldn't hear him.
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